There are many methods to record screens in Linux. In this article, I will show you two different methods to record screens in Linux ubuntu or any Linux version.
Method one comes pre-installed in Linux, which you can use by pressing shortcut keys “CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R” by pressing these keys will start screen recording. You can stop screen recording by pressing the same keys “CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+R“. You will find that recording file in the home directory.
And Method two is a software named “Kazam” that you can install by software center or by command via terminal. Follow the steps to install Kazam Screen Recorder For Linux.
Steps To Install Kazam Screen Recorder For Linux
You can install the older Kazam 1.4.5 from the Software Center. Otherwise use the command below:
sudo apt install kazam
If you want to install the newer Kazam 1.5.3, you can use this unofficial PPA that is available for Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sylvain-pineau/kazam sudo apt-get update sudo apt install kazam
How To Record Screen In Linux With Kazam
Open Kazam from Ubuntu Dash.
There are four types of recording Fullscreen, Window & Area.
- The fullscreen option will record the full screen including the taskbar.
- The window option will record the current window excluding the taskbar & Notification Area.
- In the Area option, you can drag and select a separate area and can record.
After selecting the area you can start recording. It will start in 5 seconds by default. You can change the second timer & mouse cursor.
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